The OED characterizes Welsh rarebit as "an etymologizing
alteration of [Welsh rabbit]," pointing out the lack of independent evidence for [non-Welsh] rarebit.
By removing language from the philosophy of mind and supplying a set of methodological principles for linguistic study, the new philology rendered irrelevant the speculative etymologizing
Home Tooke had popularized a generation earlier.
39-42, 64-69), etymologizing
(70-74), translation (75-83), Ramistic elaboration of species (87ff.
A variant version of the theme appears in fifteenth-century English drama, in the N-town cycle (in East Anglian dialect), where Gabriel, etymologizing
Ave as |A vae', greets the Virgin with the words:
Nevertheless, it is highly hypothetical and clearly etymologizing
The same processes can, of course, be revealed through etymologizing
of non-Finnic vocabulary as well (e.
When faced with a problem, the Westerners have resorted to etymologizing
and hunting for foreign words and foreign influences.